arc de triomphe

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triumphal arch

An arch commemorating the return of a victorious army, usually in the line of march during its triumphal procession.
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Arc de Triomphe

arch built in Paris by Napoleon to celebrate his conquests (1806–1836). [Fr. Hist.: Misc.]
See: Victory
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Christo and Jeanne-Claude, who died in 2009, first came up with the idea of wrapping the Arc de Triomphe in 1962.
Protestors had vandalised the Arc de Triomphe in protests, which have seen hundreds of thousands of demonstrators taking to the streets across the nation.
Demonstrators wearing yellow jackets; inset, the graffiti left on the Arc de Triomphe
Activists had thrown rocks at police and tagged the Arc de Triomphe with multi-coloured graffiti.
French President Emmanuel Macron denounced the violence from the G-20 summit in Argentina, saying those who attacked police and vandalized the Arc de Triomphe will be "held responsible for their acts." He said he will hold an emergency government meeting today on the protests.
French President Emmanuel Macron visited the Arc de Triomphe shortly after his return to Paris on Sunday following the G20 Summit in Argentina to evaluate the scope of the damage in the aftermath of the recent rallies.
HE Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad al-Thani congratulates Italian jockey Frankie Dettori after he rode Golden Horn to victory in the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe race at Longchamp in Paris on Sunday.
HE MAY well be a 12-1 shot having lost his unbeaten record at York last week, but Derby winner Golden Horn is still the biggest threat to Treve securing a historic third Arc de Triomphe victory, the wondermare's trainer Criquette Head-Maarek said yesterday.
Which avenue in Paris runs from the Arc de Triomphe to the Place de la Concorde?
These buses moved around the most important landmarks and attractions in Paris, including the Eiffel Tower, the Opera, Champs Eelysees, Arc de Triomphe and the Place de la Concorde.
The glittering spaces of the Palace of Versailles, the Gothic splendour of the Parisian churches, spectacular fireworks on the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe, and the bustling nightlife of Montmartre and the Marais all come to life in a programme of marvellous piano music.